but the seventh day is the Sabbath 1 of the Lord your God. On that day you must not do any work, you, your son, your daughter, your male slave, your female slave, your ox, your donkey, any other animal, or the foreigner who lives with you, 2 so that your male and female slaves, like yourself, may have rest.
On the other hand, you may slaughter and eat meat as you please when the Lord your God blesses you 1 in all your villages. 2 Both the ritually pure and impure may eat it, whether it is a gazelle or an ibex.
You will not be allowed to eat in your villages your tithe of grain, new wine, olive oil, the firstborn of your herd and flock, any votive offerings you have vowed, or your freewill and personal offerings.
Only in the presence of the Lord your God may you eat these, in the place he 1 chooses. This applies to you, your son, your daughter, your male and female servants, and the Levites 2 in your villages. In that place you will rejoice before the Lord your God in all the output of your labor. 3
If the place he 1 chooses to locate his name is too far for you, you may slaughter any of your herd and flock he 2 has given you just as I have stipulated; you may eat them in your villages 3 just as you wish.
He built up the city around it, from the terrace to the surrounding walls; 1 Joab restored the rest of the city.
At the court on the west there were four posted on the road and two at the court.
When the wall had been rebuilt and I had positioned the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,
The traders and sellers of all kinds of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem once or twice.
Who let the wild donkey go free? Who released the bonds of the donkey,
As when one plows and breaks up the soil, 1 so our bones are scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
He said to me, “This chamber which faces south is for the priests who keep charge of the temple, 1
“These are the exits of the city: On the north side, one and one-half miles 1 by measure,
Open your gates, Lebanon, so that the fire may consume your cedars. 1
For thus an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you.
If a fellow Israelite 1 from one of your villages 2 in the land that the Lord your God is giving you should be poor, you must not harden your heart or be insensitive 3 to his impoverished condition. 4
When you finish tithing all 1 your income in the third year (the year of tithing), you must give it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows 2 so that they may eat to their satisfaction in your villages. 3
He will withhold from all of them his children’s flesh that he is eating (since there is nothing else left), because of the severity of the siege by which your enemy will constrict 1 you in your villages.